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Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Dec. 11, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean and marine habitats that were decimated in the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million to study deep-sea habitats to $290,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles...

Arctic habitats and cultures on thin ice as region warms

Dec. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “A lot of people think of the Arctic as being a faraway place, but...

Fishermen mass to overwhelm Mexico's protected porpoises

Dec. 9, 2019 8:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A conservation group trying to protect the world's most endangered marine mammal said Monday that hundreds of fishermen massed in dozens of boats to fish illegally in Mexico's Gulf of California. Activists with the Sea Shepherd group said they witnessed about 80 small fishing boats...

Montana agencies working on permanent easement for lake park

Dec. 9, 2019 2:18 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana agencies are are working toward a permanent recreation easement for a state park on Flathead Lake. The Flathead Beacon reported Fish, Wildlife and Parks leases part of Big Arm State Park from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The agencies have...

Sharks are showing up off the Carolinas as winter approaches

Dec. 9, 2019 11:40 AM EST

Great white sharks are showing up off the Carolina coast as winter approaches. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 10 great whites have been recorded off the North Carolina and South Carolina coast in recent weeks. They include one that’s almost 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 pounds. ...

Tennessee town gets violation notice for chlorine discharge

Dec. 9, 2019 8:21 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnson City is taking action after discovering that its water treatment plant was dumping chlorinated water into Brush Creek and the Watauga River, killing fish, crustaceans and salamanders. The city reported the discharge on Nov. 5, the same day a landowner complained to the...

Imperiled Utah fish bouncing back after 18 years

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An imperiled fish found only in Utah Lake is starting to make a recovery after 18 years. The June sucker increased in population from only 300 to 2,000 at last count, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to propose changing the species status from endangered to threatened,...

Mud snail halts trout deliveries from Arizona fish hatchery

Dec. 7, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — An invasive mud snail that can disrupt the food chain has been found at a state fish hatchery in Cornville. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it won't stock trout from the Page Springs Fish Hatchery until it can be sure the mud snail won't travel with the fish. Officials say...

Manure spill kills threatened steelhead in Washington creek

Dec. 7, 2019 4:03 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — U.S. officials have fined a northwestern Washington farmer $6,750 after a manure spill killed threatened steelhead. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this week announced the fine against Harold Carbee of Bellingham. Officials said a hose broke in May and...

Fish fans sought for Maine’s tomcod count

Dec. 7, 2019 1:22 PM EST

SULLIVAN, Maine (AP) — A conservation group in Down East Maine is looking for the public’s help in gathering data about a fish that is important to the region’s history. Downeast Salmon Federation says it’s working on a citizen science survey about tomcods in December and January. The...